Postcards of the Hanging

A few shots from the preparation of our pre-degree show currently running at St. Margaret’s House in Edinburgh. Several days of intensive deliberations by the hanging committee resulted in a stimulating and diverse display of our current work. (Images courtesy of Dagmara Milosz)

  
  

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Interior Mystery

These latest images from Gray’s 16 are from the hand of Melpomeni Irakleous. These work in progress studies show her flair for creating atmospheric interiors, revealing mysterious and playful narratives.

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Figure, Colour, Go!

Here are another couple of images from the Gray’s 16 studios. This time from Luke Vinnecombe, whose colourful pieces stand out with their painterly humour and off-kilter characters. The first, titled ‘The Challenge’, can currently be viewed at the Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition in Edinburgh, while the quirky inhabitants of ‘Daytime Television’ offer considerable narrative intrigue. Watching Luke’s canvases develop leaves us wondering who will emerge next.

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The Big Year

Now that the festive season is past the hectic task of getting our pre-degree and degree shows sorted out begins. The coming weeks and months will be a flurry of exhibition planning, dissertation writing, fundraising and promotion – not to mention the creation of artworks at the centre of it all. It will be hard work all the way but I’m sure that the talented team are more than up to the task.

The superb hand skills evident in these images belong to Eve Montgomerie. Eve joined us at the beginning of 4th year and has become a valuable part of the scene. Her very personal and subtly political work brings a welcome figurative dynamic to the group.

Royal Scottish Academy Success

  
Great news this week about Toni Harrower and Luke Vinecombe from Gray’s 16. After a nervous wait for results they both received the fantastic news that they have been selected for the upcoming Royal Scottish Academy open exhibition in Edinburgh. We are all really proud of the pair and can’t wait to see their fab paintings alongside some of the best contemporary artwork in Scotland. 

First Fundraiser

  
We had our firstfundraising activity for our degree show a couple of weeks back. Thanks to a great effort from the baking team the Halloween Bake Sale  was a huge success and got our funds off to a great start. The table looked very professional and this did not go unnoticed by Gray’s  staff who must have seen many in their time. 

We hope to bring this confidence into our upcoming goods sale and Christmas Bake sales in December.